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The Wind-up Bird Chronicle - Book 3 Chapter 11: Is This Shovel a Real Shovel? (What Happened in the Night: 2) (Pgs. 419-421) Summary & Analysis

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The dreaming boy goes to the base of the familiar pine tree in the front yard and starts to dig out the hole. Inside the bag is a beating human heart. He returns the heart to the canvas bag and places it back into the hole, then replaces the dirt. The boy looks closely at the person in the bed and sees himself, sleeping peacefully. Finally, he shoves the other boy far enough over to make a small space for himself. The boy later realizes that his former self has vanished.

Also narrated by an omniscient, neutral character, the reader steps back into the boy's dream. This time, the boy is the only person in the dream, and it is he who handles the shovel, the bag, and the hole under the tree. No mention is made of the wind-up bird here, nor are the two men from the first...

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